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. the system where currently 48% of gun sales are private which means under federal law not regulated. >> no background check whatsoever. >> absolutely not. it's like having two different systems at the airport where 60% go through the metal detector and 40% don't. >> i never heard it described that way. that's great. >> we might as well extend it to all gun sales. >> that's a fascinating argument and you are of course right. >> steve barton and eric fuller, thanks, both of you for coming on the program. >> what does it mean and by it, i mean the second >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. >> a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. what does that mean? joining me to answer is adam winkler, professor of constitutional law. explain it, those few words have sparked co
. the federal government does trump state law. people ask, how can we do it right? i tell them go talk to the chief of police in your city, but understand that this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. and if the dea decides that they're going to prosecute you they can, and they will. the year i bought this place, i was rolling pretty hard, living large, you know? thinking you know, complacent like (bleep) everything's cool i'm bad, whatever. (bleep) camp'd on, big time. they came, dea came looking for me specifically, they didn't know who i was, but they photographs, aerials, they had the whole (bleep) thing, had warrants sworn out and i was scared. so i took that money and i bought this place, and i chilled for a year. myself, i know i've done various things in the past.. such as? such as, oh i was a firefighter for years, i was a general contractor, building contractor. i did have a travel agency, come to think of it (laughing), you know, various things. but it's good to maintain a straight sort of an image so people don't just mark you for what you really are righ
laws and we believe that we can prove in a court of law that the founding fathers who were so smart they put six instances in the constitution for a supermajority vote. you can't impeach the president. you can't have a trade bill. you can't amend the constitution. without a supermajority. but if you read the federalist papers and english commonlaw, it is clear that they were fearful that on every issue you needed a supermajority. in 1965, medicare passed. most people like medicare. had 55 votes. if it came before the senate before, it would fail. >> eliot: i gotta -- >> one very quick thing the healthcare legislation was watered down time and again by the use of the filibuster and they kept making it weaker and weaker and weaker because they needed 60 votes to even consider it. >> eliot: not that it matters but if i were a judge, i would say the fact of the constitution specifies where you do need a supermajority implicitly says you don't therefore fill buster is not constitutional. i did not know that about aar
the president has gotten tougher than he was in the first term and he lays down the law again today. >> the thinking is that the republicans will have more leverage because there will be another debt ceiling and we'll extract with stronger leverage on the debt ceiling. i just have to tell you that is--that is a bad strategy for america. it's a bad strategy for your businesses. and it is not a game that i will play. >> cenk: damn! he's not going to play that game. i hope he means it. so we'll see how that turns out of course. now let's have some fun. let's bring in jude freeman. a conservative in los angeles. what happened, due get lost. >> and jewish, yes very lost. >> cenk: let's talk about boehner and the grand bargain. are you with the heritage who says it's too soft or does it make sense. >> grover norquist said we should film it all. republicans, democrats and just call it survival washington, and watch this for 24 hours as long as it takes them to work something out. >> cenk: yes, it's not going to happen, and i'll tell you why the guys who will block it are the republicans. i
in baltimore, and i think um, that changed when the law enforcement er, and the nixon administration, launched the war on drugs, and er, baltimore changed. and i've been in law enforcement now for over thirty three years. i think i've got a very good grasp of what's going on out here in the streets, and what needs to change. from the law enforcement perspective, we need to change our policies quick. >>the problem of drugs in colombia, have different characteristics from anywhere of in the world. and it's an international security issue. so our policy is very aggressive against all elements of drug trafficking. one of the elements is eradication. eradication of crops. air spraying, which was er the basic element of reduction of production. but in two thousand five, we started the process of manual eradication. it's more effective but you need the combination of both. of air spraying in many areas where it's very difficult. and manual eradication where where there is more territorial control. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that
people on fox think bob costas should be fired. >> there are 20,000 laws already in this country. when they say they shouldn't be fired for casting an opinion talk to bob. >> and hank williams. >> he was fired from the nfl. >> are we comparing wanting gun laws to saying racist things? >> there is a problem though-- >> for people who have opinions. >> cenk: no, no, no, no. we're in the middle of making a nonsense analogy. two guys say outrageous rayist things and the other has a perfectly acceptable political opinion. would anybody argue that somebody should be fired for saying there should be no gun control? of course not. now what is the reality in america? get ahold of this chart. chart of the day. all the lines on the bottom, that's the rest of the worlds, all the lines representing those countries. these are assaults for 100,000 people. see the one off the chart? can you guess what country that is? if you guess finland, you are wrong. we're number one. we're the most violent yes and guns allow that. but after killings from guns, never say a word about it. it's amazing how the n ra
a picture of the willie mays statue, printed it and made a 3-d one. >> piracy, laws will have to catch up with technology. that's a legitimate concern. >> totally legitimate concern following music video and everything else, everything embedded with intellectual property. the law is nowhere close contemplating the ability to do this. but i have confidence in the legislative process and the commercial marketplace will sort this out. >> body parts clothing, practical function, medical equipment. >> yes. >> parts for airports, airport airplanes all of it. >> when they first started doing this it was called rapid prototyping. it was low volume high value. we would go to low volume high value. a hearing aid that fits your ear. dentistry where you need a crown. only one needs to be made in the world, so you could 3-d print the hearing aid. there is a friend of mine who is in san francisco using it for prosthetic legs, braces for scoliosis. the one i love is braces for scoliosis. totally curable, mostly adolescent girls who don't want to wear the brace. if you wear the brace, imagine going from
in charge of the agencies and then pushing the bounds of administrative power to change the law and policy through those agencies wherever possible. don't despair. other than healthcare, some of the administration's most important first term accomplishments may fall into this category. for instance, a decision not to deport teenagers effectively implementing without legislative approval, the dream act. support for same-sex marriage and the substantial increase in cafe standards for auto efficiency. using administrative power should not be underestimated. all you need is the right people and the willingness to take a few risks and here with a hat tip to timothy who wrote a superb piece for the new republic focusing on this is a list of a couple of areas. on climate change, use the e.p.a.'s power to extend to existing power plants over time, tough standards on carbon emissions and cancel the keystone pipeline. on immigration, expand the waver program that applies only to kids. their categories of adults who are almos
of sharyia schools at a can be used in reaching laws, and it restricts the process to islamist. it carbs out autonomy for egypt's military. the brotherhood agreed to this because they need the military to supervisor a referendum in two weeks but that's a very undemocratic thing that the military will not be suspect to civilian oversight and maintain it's own court system. >> eliot: there are essentially two balances acts that were from this constitutional assembly. one where shariya seems to have won out over with what our sense of civil liberties should be, and second, the parliamentary or democratic government in the military, and it maintained some of the power under mubarak ands is that morsi needed to maintain his position at the moment. is that balances balancing act something that we in the united states can live with? >> we have no alternative. there was an election in egypt. no one should be shocked that the muslim brotherhood is trying to impose shariya law. whatever is in this constitution, and my friend here is absolutely right in his assessment, but let's remember, this constitu
nation's treaty. it does nothing -- doesn't change any existing law, doesn't give it any authority at all in the united states. it doesn't make any new laws in the united states. all the treaty says get this it encourages other nations to give staled people the same rights that they enjoy in the united states. they enjoy in the united states under the americans with disabilities acts with 1990, which bob dole championed and george h.w. bush signed into law. it's a great law that has helped millions of americans: 154 countries, other nations have endorsed this and saying disabled people should have same rights other americans enjoy like they do in the united states of america. it needed add two-thirds vote. john kerry was the champion who carried it on the floor in the house, in the senate and said come on. here is bob dole. he is here for a reason. >> that's why an 89-year-old veteran one week removed from bethesda naval hospital comes back to the senate on an early december day, because it matters. >> bill: and yet, the republicans, what do the
's against federal law. does the. >> obama: administration -- does the obama administration respect those two state measures? >> bill, i appreciate the question. the department of justice has said that they are reviewing these ballot initiatives to which you refer and i would direct you to them for updates. >> bill: in other words i'm not going to answer that question. so of course i followed through saying don't try to pawn it off on the department of justice. obama's the one that makes the decision. >> bill: the direction will come from the white house whether this is worth the justice department's time and resources. >> the lead law enforcement agency. as the justice department has made clear its enforcement of the control substance act remains unchanged. in enacting the controlled substances act marijuana is a schedule i controlled substance. the president -- in at least a couple of interviews over the course of this year was asked about this. you can find his views in those interviews. >> bill: if you read
. >> jennifer: right. so what would it take to double the minimum wage? you've got federal law and state laws. you would have to either go state by state or get an increase on the federal level is that what you're shooting for? the federal? >> what we're shooting for is to have the fast food industry come to the table. this is an industry, like you said, makes billions of dollars in profits and has made billions. record profits after the recession. they're recovering. the workers are not. they can afford to pay workers $15 an hour. the question is will they do it? >> jennifer: so have they come to the table? have you been able to have a conversation with them? >> i haven't heard from mcdonald's. i haven't heard from burger king or yum! brands. i don't think linda has either. so no. >> jennifer: linda, what was the mood on the picket line? how did customers respond when they saw the signs? >> they were pretty happy. they were for us. they told us keep fighting. >> jennifer: and so do you think, jonathan, will you t
because it would allow american government to impose new laws on disabled home school children. there is no wording that hints that either one of those things could be true. for some of the senators the real reasoning was because they believe the treaty is part of a vast conspiracy. >> vast conspiracy to tell us that the world is round. everybody knows that ain't so. we could fall right off. >> stephanie: bob dole came to show his support for the treaty. john mccain even voted for it. there they are. >> blue helmets and black helicopters everywhere you look. >> stephanie: you know what? what a perfect day to have spongebob squarepants on the show with a message for republicans. ♪ spongebob here ♪ ♪ kris means presents and mistletoe ♪ ♪ sharing and caring ♪ ♪ during this season, please, don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ bring joy to the world it's the thing to do ♪ ♪ the world does not revolve around you ♪ ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ it's christmas ♪ ♪ there's a sign above the line that says expr
to get a report on that. the other court martial by law must start within 120 days. bradley manning has been in detention for over 1,000 days. there's something incredibly weird about that. he revealed things that were deeply embarrassing to the government, like this apache helicopter video out of iraq. >> the video shows unmanned men gunned down in iraq. showed on the website wikileaks.org in april the soldiers were found to have act the appropriately. >> cenk: of course. they always act appropriately. by the way, two journalists were killed in that strike, but apparently still appropriate. the one that did the appropriate action was not the one who killed the journalist and first responders, but bradley manning for revealing that information about the government. the one journalist that has been there throughout these proceedings is at fort meade now and joins us. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> cenk: let me does you about the 120 days things. why have they kept him over 1,000 days. >> it hasn't been a thousand days yet. we're closing in on that. basically, the gove
laws even if you don't like them. thank you richard tonight. i'll see you here >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. and i'm in love with a car. an electric car. with slick lines and hip style it's the strong, silent type that knows how to hug the curves in just the right way. i guess virginia slims did have it right. we've come a long way baby. >> release the gas. step on the clutch. shift into high. release the clutch. step on the gas. but in a smart new oldsmobile, just step on the gas and go! >> jennifer: this week and tonight, we're going to peer into the future and look at the latest marvels of modern engineering at the annual los angeles auto show. and the future is a deep shade of green with electric cars galore. be still my beating heart. g.m. alone is unveiling two new electric models and predicts it is going to sell 500,000 electric cars in the next five years. and one of them that's getting a lot of the buzz is this cute little guy the chevy spark. it's entirely electric. it goes 0 to 60 in 8 sec
worked in law for 40 years in government and politics and a trust fund is a fiduciary responsibility, which means they can't mess with it. just like if you have a lawyer and you created a trust for your child, that lawyer cannot say, oh, i want that money. that's mine. i just wrote a letter to the president in response to a survey, they were talking about the social security. i said, look, this is a trust fund. we can get a class action of everybody who paid into it, and sue the federal government. let's see what happens. >> stephanie: yeah, yeah. >> caller: because we had no choice of them taking out deductions from our pay. >> stephanie: that's right. >> caller: social security, medicare. >> stephanie: no, i know. >> caller: we're still paying for it. >> stephanie: a lot of people have said this but i wish we could change the name of it from entitlement forever. >> caller: i don't like that entitlement crap. >> stephanie: it's our money. >> caller: it sounds like some beggars. >> just a bunch of freeloaders getting free crap. >> stephanie: we can't afford this. like we're a bunch o
to the anti-bribery law. why does bribery have to be illegal? [ laughter ] >> wow. >> stephanie: oh that is just -- >> i'll give you a hundred if you make this law go away. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: who could be so uptight about bribery. that's delightful. >> did i say a hundred? thousand. okay. a million. 10 million. >> stephanie: all right. 17 million -- 17 million -- see i'm talking and sheldon and 17 million just rolled off of my tongue. >> you probably have over a thousand dollars worth of music. >> stephanie: right? and what happens if you have a power outrage or a virus or chardonnay incident. >> or your computer turns into a bag of glass. >> stephanie: right. carbonite, do it. it will take care of backing up everything for you. set it up once it is so easy and all of your files are backed up automatically and continually. you don't have to think -- forget about it. for $59 for the entire year -- >> that's cheaper than a bag of vipers. >> stephanie: right? right! access your backed up files from my computer or smartphone. that's a cool added thing. when you
, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. >> obama: i've been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington. so you should keep your eye on who gets some correct this year. there are going to be some members of congress who get 'em and on don't. >> jennifer: that was president obama at the connect toy factory factory. he was warning congress they might end up on the naughty list. and he asked republicans to extend the bush era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000, but not for those making more. echoing the holiday theme with this grinch like association. >> let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> jennifer: stalemate. didn't we just start talking? oh wait, he's just posturing right? to sort out the latest tough talk from the posture is michelle bernard founder of the bernard center center for women public policy. welcome back inside "the war room," mic
government. united nations is going to be -- you know, dictating american law and things like that. look, all of the crazy talk they did for the first four years and then we had election -- the american people said yeah, we like that guy. none of this is -- i think they're going to spin the tales for four more years because they sound, for that echochamber it sounds fun. >> stephanie: ben stein on o'reilly. >> a lot of angry, bitter people out there. they've got to attack something. so they attack christmas. they're not -- i don't consider them well in the head. >> what! >> nobody is being forced to bow down and worship anybody. nobody is being forced to do anything against his will. if you drive by a crash how are you possibly harmed by that? how can you be harmed by that? >> i thought he was going to talk about susan rice. >> stephanie: eric you know why he had to join the war on christmas, because he stepped off the reservation saying the rich people should pay more in taxes a couple of weeks ago. so i think he had
. the auto industry is more bullish than that but who knows. if you look at more is -- moore's law which talks about how quickly technology advances, it doubles essentially in its space and density every maybe two years every 18 months, that would suggest that if you've got the scale and you're producing a lot of them, that it could come down much more quickly than ten years. that's what i would say. do you agree? >> the catch is that batteries don't -- they do increase every year by about 7% capacity. the price is going down quickly. substantially. it's not exactly like computer chips. that's why batteries are such a difficult problem. for more than a century. and it's taken this long for technology to get to the place where electric cars could be as good as they are now. i think they're finally -- cars that you know, will meet american needs. they will love them if they can get in them and drive them. >> jennifer: seth, i agree with you. i think that they will totally love them if they get in them and try them. i have
be world of private enterprise and big money law firms. >> i don't know. i think -- i disagree with you on that. >> you're not buying that. >> i'm not buying what you're dishing out. i think he'll go to the cabinet if not immediately eventually. i think he'll be a great attorney general when holder decides to step down. i think he's going to washington. that's my guess. i have no inside knowledge. charlie pierce, thanks for joining us inside the war room. coming up, out with the old, in with the new or if you'd rather, what old is new again. house republicans elect a fresh set of committee chairs and show they have gotten the message to finally be more inclusive at least one of the 19 males has a goatee. >> plus, they weren't going to change the way they did things for anyone or anything. the anyone turned out to be 21 dead miners. the anything are criminal charges. >> later for more than 80 years, the twinkie didn't change that much, as for hostess where do we start? it's the war room on a wednesday night. stick around we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] what would you call
quaint and adorable. >> if they were under oath. >> someone should pass a law. >> stephanie: can we stop republicans from lying. that is precious. >> just remember when you see their lips move, you know they're lying. >> they're politicians for god god's sake. by letting the bush tax cuts expire they get trillions of revenue while preserveing tax cuts for the 98%. how can you be except that? >> stephanie: it's so wear to see a moment of naivete from jim. close the door. >> close the door, wow. >> stephanie: karl, before we go, what is your take on this susan rice thing susan collins now expressing that she's also troubled. >> i'm very troubled. >> stephanie: here's what i don't get, wouldn't he be nominated for secretary of defense any way? >> there's been speculation that he would go up for either one of them. i think he would be perfectly godgood at either one of them, but it all comes down to them not liking susan rice and wanting to blame her for things that happened in the 90s too. >> stephanie: she was also responsible for the coal bomb,. >> we need help with women let's go after o
bonus. it's not legal according to the law: >> cenk: the only thing extraordinary in these circumstances is how bad they screwed up the company. if management is getting something good here, probably they're doing something for the workers, right? of course none of you were thinking that. here's what's happening to the workers. fired, gone. sadly enough, they will not be receiving bonuses. here's how the executive class has robbed us blind over the last 30 years or so, in fact, a little longer. this is my favorite graph of all time. the yellow line is for productivity. productivity is sky high, rising great job american workers, but the blue line and red line are the salaries you guys are getting. what has happened to that? flatlined. you are not being compensated for your productivity. instead, it's all going to the executives and even if they bank result the company, they get bonuses anyway. that's what's making so many workers across this country so mad, rightfully so. that's why we're seeing strikes at wal-mart and now at fast food restaurants. anna has more. >> the fast food industr
, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and more. >> cenk: so what incentives to politicians have to play ball with their donors with all this corporate donations they're getting, obviously the money to run their campaign. but more important the money after they leave obvious. this amazing study in 2010 of the politicians that left. you know what kind of an increase they got in salary? 1,452% increase in salary. now, how is that for legalized bribery? don't worry be a good team player and we're going to give a ton of money afterwards. that's how this game is played.
) but what is legal and what is criminal? >> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. >> eliot: as the clock ticks close the fiscal slope the posturing continues. today the president held a campaign style event in pennsylvania to tout his proposal in the fiscal cliff negotiations saying that the american people made their economic wishes clear on the election day. >> obama: this was a central questions in the election. maybe the central question in the election. you remember. we talked about this a lot. at the end of the day a clear majority of americans--democrats republicans, independents--they agreed with a balanced. >> eliot: republicans meanwhile openly deride the president's proposal saying they're the ones taking negotiations seriously. >> the proposal that was delivered here by secretary geithner the speaker and me yesterday was not a serious proposal. >> i mean, it
. that program is based on a law that was response orders by senator sam nunn and is aimed a lot of weapons of mass destruction in former soviet union states. he will talk about the progress in the specific area of national defense. and the election was nearly a month ago, but many states are still tallying their ballots. the united states election project is gathering some of that data and as found 28 states are reporting their official and final results. according to that samples size 59% of eligible voters cast their ballots this november and in nevada .6% voted for none of the above in the presidential race. >> that's the only state allowing that option. be right back. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the
it to passage, the bill would be send to the white house and then put into law. obama has been unequivocal over the fact that the top earners tax rate must return to the clinton era. he can introduce a tax plan that will accomplish all of his revenue goals. that's the rumbling that they are getting ready to cave and make it seem like they are not caving. the republicans are suddenly in control, blah, blah, blah blah blah. so i don't -- i'm getting confused on how the best way is for this to play out. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: you know president bad for business, jim? corporate profits have hit a record high while wages have hit a record low. corporation earnings are up 18.6% from a year ago. >> thanks to that socialist obama. >> stephanie: wages as a percentage of the economy are at an all-time low as this chart shows. i have a handy dandy chart once again. >> socialist, communist, hip hop barbecue. >> stephanie: thank you, skeeter. let's goo to jerry. >> caller: hey, steph. i was wondering during the fiscal cliff thing they are talking about put
this -- there are so many ties to the university of chicago. obama was a lecturer at the law school. mrs. obama was an executive there. the daughters went to the school. close friend of the couple was the chairman of the board. we could go on and on and on. even susan is an executive there now. and their donor community, some of them are on or have been on the board and their house is near campus. >> bill: it is a great university. >> david axelrod is launching his own institute of politics there formerly opens in january. so it would seem that if there's going to be -- if you're going to put it anywhere, this is the most logical place to put it. but obama also told jonathan alter in his book on the first year that he was even thinking of maybe a virtual library but there's going to be a brick and mortar place someplace. it may not be the scale of the kennedy library or clinton but it is interesting that now we know the timetable. we know the unveiling. this breaks out in the open more. i bet obama will not look forward
sales are private which means under federal law not regulated. >> no background check whatsoever. >> absolutely not. it's like having two different systems at the airport where 60% go through the metal detector and 40% don't. >> i never heard it described that way. that's great. >> we might as well extend it to all gun sales. >> that's a fascinating argument and you are of course right. >> steve barton and eric fuller, thanks, both of you for coming on the program. >> what does it mean and by it, i mean the second tell them it's like being nestled in an eight-way, adjustable, heated and ventilated seat surrounded by a 500-watt sound system while floating on a suspension made of billowy clouds. or you could just hand them your keys. ♪ ♪ >>. >>. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices
and have professional jobs. >> unfortunately, the way that the laws are created under the un systems, if you're arrested as a drug dealer, then we tend to give you very heavy penalties, whatever your story is. we are very poor at distinguishing between the powerful in the drug market, and the powerless. what ecuador has done is shown us there is a different way of going about this. (vo) when the clock runs out when the last card is played what will be remembered? explore the lives of the famous and infamous who changed our world forever. experience the drama, back to back to back. of all the hours in all their days, the ones you'll never forget are the final 24. don't miss the final 24 mini-marathon this sunday on current tv. save the best for last. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to
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